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You should see the other one!
They have had to be separated as fighting each other...

As you know the Lion is one of my favourite Big Cats
and so upsetting to think of this one away from his 2 brothers...

Thank you everyone for your great comments
and To Steve, Hugh and Kate for your User Awards, very much appreciated

Been out today with a new group for U3A
started them off with Photography outdoors....so fingers crossed they will enjoy

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jan 2013 - 12:12 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Sorry for himself
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:21 Jan 2013 - 7:31 PM
Tags:General, Male lion, Pets / captive animals, Scared, Whf kent, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:249
Unique Views:104

Comments

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:32 PM

It's a dominance thing, the alpha male.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:33 PM

He doesn't seem to happy... but he should as this a great shot Lillian.

Trev

philmclean
21 Jan 2013 - 7:34 PM

A face full of character.

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:35 PM

it is true what Natureshaven says the'llalways fight to be leader of the pride !beautiful shot

Karen_Summers
21 Jan 2013 - 7:36 PM

awww poor fella, lovely shot

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:37 PM

fantastic detail lillian brilliant tones and textures a real stunner top work Wink
andy

digital_boi
21 Jan 2013 - 7:40 PM

He is so full of character Lillian a fine capture of this wonderful lion excellent !!!!

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:42 PM

My word this is close up and so well detailed Lillian

Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:43 PM

Not to be messed with Wink, what a corker Lillian.

Gyn

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:46 PM

A wonderful image, Lillian!
He really doesn't look happy!!

****

WindowonWildlife

They don't come much more detailed than that Lillian Smile Fabulous

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96339 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:49 PM

The king of beasts, by the queen of big cat photographersWink

Adrian

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:55 PM

Super in your face image Lillian
Brian.

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5959 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:56 PM

Wow !!....what detail ??...count those hairs !!!!!!!!!!.Smile

thedon1941
21 Jan 2013 - 7:57 PM

He looks so dejected, bless his little heart. Terrific shot. Don

Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 8:02 PM

Great title - he does look very sorry for himself! Beautiful image.

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 8:08 PM

Super shot even though he doesn't look very happy.
Ju

morpheus1955
21 Jan 2013 - 8:09 PM

Oh WOW Lillian, you have surpassed yourself with this magnificent shot of the most majestic of the big cats, quite outstanding, superb detail and pin sharp too, fabulous shot

Hugh

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51306 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 8:09 PM

Wonderful detail in this tight crop, Lillian. He does look like Aslan with this expression.

Dave

BillyGoatGruff
21 Jan 2013 - 8:14 PM

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr Wink

Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 8:20 PM

Wow Lillian 'The lion King', this is superb. I can't believe the amount of detail you have got in this excellent shot.
Ray

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 42430 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
21 Jan 2013 - 8:25 PM

Still looking majestic though Lillian! Lou

achieverswales
21 Jan 2013 - 8:25 PM

Now I suppose you were in the compound (I do not think so ) excellent close up of this magnificent big cat Lillian.

Regards

Trev.

lonely_oryx
21 Jan 2013 - 8:30 PM

Great stern expression

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 8:40 PM

Trying to assert his authority but losing out in the society stakes and finding himself all alone: he does have a rather forlorn countenance, Lillian.
But he will always retail that magnificent appearance no matter whatever else.
A super shot, detail immaculate and filling the frame.
Ronnie.

jennialexander
jennialexander Plus Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 - 9:00 PM

Scar face. Well captured. Looks so forlorn
Jenni x

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 9:17 PM

Brillianr shot.

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Jan 2013 - 9:25 PM

Us Leo's Lillian, we brood on things! do not feel sorry for ourselves more Angry! and we become isolated, but more likely to fight in return! and when we do we expect and give no quarter that I have proved time and time again, he is a chess player, nice photo from my favourite champion, regards Leon the Lion.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin he is thinking his next move lol.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 9:36 PM

He looks a bit roughed up-- Cats are like that-- great image!

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 10:20 PM

Superb details captured Lillian..Lin

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10521 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 10:24 PM

A bit battle scarred but still a wonderful face.

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 10:59 PM

Aslan with cuts !! Lillian. Many thanks for the comments on snow ( he did know indeed Smile )
Ron.

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 11:06 PM

Strong features and a great portait.

Ann

maggietear
21 Jan 2013 - 11:08 PM

Always majestic, even though he has a small cut next to his eye! Great close-up and personal view,Lillian!
Maggie

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 11:30 PM

Quite superb Lillian.
Joan.

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 11:32 PM

Sad to see him wounded but I guess that the animal kingdom,
humans too unfortunately!
KateGrinGrinGrin:

stu8fish
stu8fish  2 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 - 11:57 PM

Sweet shot.Smile

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 12:28 AM


Quote: My word this is close up and so well detailed Lillian

I absolutely agree with this comment Lillian

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 6:00 AM

He does look rather sad, Lillian, what a fine close-up of this majestic creature. Carol

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 7:49 AM

A powerful image Lillian.

Albert

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 9:04 AM

He looks miffed rather than sad, but that's what you get for scrapping. Great lose up.

JohnChambersPhotography

It comes no better than this, scrapping has left it's mark . superb capture Lillian

John

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 578 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 10:43 AM

Poor chap - superb shotSmile

Carole

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 12:25 PM

Gorgeous close up Lillian. He does look a bit sad.
Rende

rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 2:12 PM

Great shot of a magnificent beast Lillian.
Ray

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 3:06 PM

He does look a little battle scarred! Sad But what a cracking close-up, Lillian, top-notch work Smile
Trev Smile

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 5:21 PM

an excellent portrait of the wounded warrior!

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9899 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1711 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 6:42 PM

A wonderful way to portray him, Lillian, filling the frame with his face and that sorrowful expression.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
23 Jan 2013 - 10:38 AM

How lovely is this !! Excellent Lillian !!GrinGrinGrinGrin

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 1:15 PM

Whoa...this is one of the best lion portraitures I have ever seen, Lillian!

Bravo.

Andrew

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 6:42 PM

A tremendous detailed portrait of this grizzled and battle scarred old warrior, he's seen better days rather like my Uncle the Tomcat!Wink

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 9:23 PM

What a face. Absolutely stunning Lillian. You have an amazing talent. Any tips you can give me Tongue Big cats are my favourite.

Kathryn

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